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Blue poppy seeds: rain could affect quality

August 24, 2022 at 4:45 PM , Der AUDITOR
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CHRUDIM. Harvest delays are occurring in the Czech Republic due to rainfall and traders are concerned about the quality of the poppy seeds. Meanwhile, most of the white poppy seeds available in the Czech Republic this year have already been sold.

Harvest delays due to rainfall

Due to rainfall, there were repeated delays during the poppy seed harvest in the Czech Republic. Market players are concerned about the weather forecasts, which continue to predict rain and flooding, and hope that the quality of the poppy seeds will not suffer from the moisture. Currently, traders are still confident that the poppy seed harvested so far is of largely good quality and that the yield of the fields is average. Market players as well as official authorities estimate this year's poppy seed crop at 18,000

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